When you think of versatile project materials, flower pots don’t really come to mind, do they? To most of us, they seem purely decorative. To Ben Galt, though, they’re so much more. What he does with them in this video really is genius, and we guarantee you’ll never guess how handy it’ll be this winter.

One of the worst parts of winter is all the money you spend on heating your home. We don’t know about you, but we’re always looking for ways to cut costs, especially when it comes to heating bills.

Leaving the oven open after baking goodies is a clever technique, but for something that lasts a little longer, you’ll flip for this cost-effective DIY! This terracotta heater will not only heat a small to medium room for only $0.04 an hour, but it will look like a piece of art to add to your decor.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this homemade heater:

  • 6″ terracotta pot
  • 5″ terracotta pot
  • 11 link chain
  • 14 1/2 ” nuts
  • 11 1/2″ washer
  • 1/2″ threaded rod

To get the full instructions on how to make this flower pot heater, make sure to watch the video below.

We’re not sure what we love most about these heating pots; the fact that we can adjust the bottom to increase efficiency, the amount of money this project will save us this winter, or how fashionable these pots are going to look in our living rooms.

What do you think about this flower pot heater? Share your thoughts on this perfect wintertime DIY in the comments section below.

Would you ever have guessed that he was making a heater? It totally blew our minds. It works for both radiant heat and for heating a room; Ben Galt says it will take about an hour to truly affect the room temperature, but sitting next to it will warm you up fast! Will you save some money next winter by trying this project?